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Definitions of polish

  1. To become smooth, or receive a gloss. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  2. To make or become smooth or lustrous, polite, or refined. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  3. To make smooth and glossy, usually by friction; to burnish; to overspread with luster; as, to polish glass, marble, metals, etc. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. Hence, to refine; to wear off the rudeness, coarseness, or rusticity of; to make elegant and polite; as, to polish life or manners. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. To make glossy by rubbing; make polite or refined. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  6. To make smooth and glossy by rubbing: to refine: to make elegant. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  7. To make smooth; refine. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  8. To become smooth, as from friction; to receive a gloss; to take a smooth and glossy surface; as, steel polishes well. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. To become smooth or glossy. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  10. To become smooth and glossy. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  11. bring to a highly developed, finished, or refined state; "polish your social manners" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  12. To make smooth and glossy, usually by rubbing; to refine; to wear off rudeness; to make elegant and polite. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  13. To make smooth and glossy by rubbing or friction; to become smooth or glossy; to make elegant or polite; to refine. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  14. the property of being smooth and shiny Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  15. a highly developed state of perfection; having a flawless or impeccable quality; "they performed with great polish"; "I admired the exquisite refinement of his prose"; "almost an inspiration which gives to all work that finish which is almost art"--Joseph Conrad Wordnet Dictionary DB
  16. the Slavic language of Poland Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  17. a preparation used in polishing Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  18. The language of the Poles. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  19. A smooth, glossy surface, usually produced by friction; a gloss or luster. Webster Dictionary DB
  20. Anything used to produce a gloss. Webster Dictionary DB
  21. Fig.: Refinement; elegance of manners. Webster Dictionary DB
  22. A glossy surface; a mixture for making a surface glossy; elegance of manners. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  23. Polisher. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  24. Gloss; smoothness. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  25. Smoothness or glossiness of surface; finish; varnish. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  26. A smooth glossy surface; a substance to impart a polish; refinement; elegance of manners. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  27. The language of Poland. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  28. A smooth glassy surface produced by friction or rubbing; artificial gloss; elegance of manners; refinement; a substance used to impart a gloss. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  29. of or relating to Poland or its people or culture; "Polish sausage" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  30. Of or pertaining to Poland, its language, or its people. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  31. Relating to Poland or its people. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  32. Relating to Poland, its inhabitants, or their language. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  33. Of or from Poland or its people. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for polish

  1. About a quarter of an hour earlier the only people I could see in the stalls were my landlady and her husband, and, strange to say, a Polish Jew in full costume! – Shakespeare and Music by Christopher Wilson
  2. It certainly sounded like the Polish language, but I could not rid myself of the impression that the Pole was talking to himself. – The Shadow World by Hamlin Garland
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